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Oil-spill cleanup: the influence of acetylated curaua fibers on the oil-removal capability of magnetic composites

Elias,E, Costa,R, Marques,F, Oliveira,G, Guo,Q, Thomas,S and Souza Jr,FG 2014, Oil-spill cleanup: the influence of acetylated curaua fibers on the oil-removal capability of magnetic composites, Journal of applied polymer science, vol. 132, no. 13, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1002/app.41732.

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Title Oil-spill cleanup: the influence of acetylated curaua fibers on the oil-removal capability of magnetic composites
Author(s) Elias,E
Costa,R
Marques,F
Oliveira,G
Guo,Q
Thomas,S
Souza Jr,FG
Journal name Journal of applied polymer science
Volume number 132
Issue number 13
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 0021-8995
1097-4628
Keyword(s) biopolymers and renewable polymers
composites
thermosets
Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Polymer Science
PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE RESINS
MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES
CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
SURFACE TREATMENTS
NATURAL FIBERS
BIOREMEDIATION
PETROLEUM
CELLULOSE
WATER
NANOCOMPOSITES
Summary A magnetic resin based on cardanol, furfural, and curaua fibers was prepared and characterized. The material could be used in oil-spill cleanup processes, because of its aromatic/aliphatic balance. The resin was prepared through bulk polycondensation of cardanol and furfural in the presence of curaua fibers and maghemite nanoparticles. Hydrophobicity of the curaua fibers was improved by acetylation, increasing the oil-absorbing capability of the composites. The obtained magnetic composites were studied by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. Degree of cure, magnetic force, and oil-removal capability tests were also performed. The results show that the composites possess an elevated cure degree in addition to a considerable magnetic force. The materials exhibit a good oil removal capability in the presence of a magnetic field, which is improved by the use of acetylated curaua. In the best case, the composite filled with maghemite and curaua can remove 12 parts of oil from water.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/app.41732
Field of Research 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio Economic Objective 860606 Plastics in Primary Forms
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071698

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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